On Christianity


When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: is it really possible! this for a Jew, crucified 2000 y.a, who said he was God’s son. The proof of such a claim is lacking. Certainly the Christian religion is an antiquity projected into our times from remote prehistory; and the fact that the claim is believed- whereas one is otherwise so strict in examining pretensions- is perhaps the most ancient piece of this heritage. A god who begets children with a mortal woman; a sage who bids men work no more, have no more courts, but look for the signs of the impending end of the world; a justice that accepts the innocent as a vicarious sacrifice; someone who orders his disciples to drink his blood; prayers for miraculous interventions; sins perpetrated against a god, atoned for by a god; fear of a beyond to which death is the portal; the form of the cross as a symbol in a time that no longer knows the ignominy of the cross- how ghoulishly all this touches us, as from the tomb of the primeval past! Can one believe that such things are still believed?

Nietzsche.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

8 thoughts on “On Christianity

  1. jim- says:

    I remember seeing John Hagee use this quote in a sermon years ago and he ended it “who could do this but almighty god?” (Using extra loud preacher voice with powerful emphasis on roll technique)

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  2. jeremiahmyer says:

    It is the Christian story and for countless millions it is truth. I don’t have a problem with that, it’s not my story, but who am I to say it can’t be theirs? I always have questions about any belief system, christian or something else, that only tries to justify themselves by tearing down other beliefs. Tell me what you’re for not what you’re against. I guess I still believe in the wonder of this life and I am willing to be open to ALL possibilities… even “who could do this but almighty god?” peace

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    • makagutu says:

      that’s a good maxim. Tell me what you are for and not what you are against.
      Sometimes in tearing down old walls, new ones can be built. It is only through testing and challenging old beliefs have we been in a position to build a new science. All I am saying is there is enough room for all of us- builders, renovators and conservationists.

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  3. jeremiahmyer says:

    Agreed. There is enough room for all. IF we make a space for them.

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  4. basenjibrian says:

    The issue you are completely missing is that the Christian church has never made space for other beliefs once it had any secular power. It, like the mythical Religion of Peace (PBHN), was always spread by the sword. And its most fervent followers pine for a return to such secular power.

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